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Quote of the Week
“If we don’t manipulate the forest, it’ll be manipulated.”
- Tim Juhlin  
- on logging and   
forest management   

 

 
We all know that we should live healthy, or at least healthier lives. The benefits are many and obvious, ranging from feeling better in our daily routine to living longer and with better health.
But knowing it and doing it are often two different things; when it comes to living healthy lives, we can all use a little help.
On Thursday, October 15, Alberta Health Services hosted a Healthy Living clinic at the provincial building. Numerous health professionals were available to speak with people and answer questions about different aspects of healthy living, with informational handouts to supplement the knowledge. From heart health and the science of the body in motion to addiction, nutrition, and more, the clinic aimed to promote healthier living in the Pass, and to point people in the right direction to learn even more.
Susan Lowe-Wylde, a kinesiologist specializing in the science of exercise and human movement, was available to promote the benefits of exercise for young and old, and some tips on how to stick with it.
 
She has recently begun working once a week at the Crowsnest Medical Clinic in Bellevue, promoting exercise and health, and helping people manage chronic pain through proper movement.
"I really like it," she says of her work in the Pass so far. "It's great. I'm surprised how many motivated people there are in the Pass. I can see that there is definitely a need."
Lowe-Wylde adds that she also sees a need for a public recreation centre in the Pass that is available to all ages, where people can go and be active together.
She recommends that people try to work on endurance and flexibility related activities four to seven days a week, and strength activities two to four days a week. Exercises to help balance are also especially important for seniors, she says.
... for the full story, see the October 20 issue of the Pass Herald.
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